The Symbolic Action "Via Aqua" was prepared on the occasion of the International Workshop of Justice and Peace Europe. It is meant to be a "spiritual walk" with various steps through the Natural Area of the Llobregat River's Delta. Click here to read the document.
The Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions is promoting care for creation as part of its international workshop and general assembly meeting. The topic of the meeting is “Water: Source of Life Human right and Responsibility for Europe.” This marks the first time that European Justice and Peace leadership has dedicated its meeting to the topic of water.
In the course of their assembly 2018, Justice and Peace delegates elected Bishop Noël Treanor as the new president of the network. Dr Treanor is Bishop of Down and Connor (Northern Ireland). He is member of the Commission for Social Issues and International Affairs of the Irish Bishops’ conference and Vice- president of COMECE. He replaces Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxemburg, who was elected president of COMECE last March.
Declaration of the Justice and Peace Europe General Assembly 2018: Drawing on the inputs and discussions of the International Workshop “Water: Source of Life – Human right and Europe’s responsibility” and inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato Si’ the General Assembly of Justice and Peace Europe adopted the following conclusions, recommendations and commitments
Final Statement of the International Workshop of Justice and Peace Europe, Barcelona, 28-30 September: Water is the source of life on earth. We need to take care of it as individual persons and through our public institutions at each political level. Access to clean water and sanitation is a human right and Christians are invited to engage for its full recognition by states and international organisations
“A hard Border would do great harm.” This is the message 25 General Secretaries of the European Justice and Peace Commission took home from their annual meeting from 9 – 11 February in Northern Ireland. Read the full statement
Statement of the Executive Committee of Justice and Peace Europe in the context of Turkey's military action in North Syria. Read the full statement.
- Towards an international legally binding instrument - Statement of Justice an Peace Europe on the occasion of Human Rights Day (10 December). Click here to read the full Statement.
Justice and Peace Europe is committed to the respect and the promotion of human rights so that each person and each community can live with dignity. Without any hesitation we claim the universal character of these rights and adopted the following statement at our General Assembly on 25 September 2017 in Taizé/France. Read the Statement
Delegates from 21 Commissions of Conference of European Justice & Peace Commissions (Justice and Peace Europe) came together from 22 - 24 September of 2017 for their annual International Workshop. Their meeting took place, appropriately in view of the theme “Spiritual Roots and Political Fruits: Pilgrimage for Justice & Peace and Care of Creation”, in Taizé, where the ecumenical Christian community welcomed and supported them in their deliberations also with their prayers. Read the full Final Statement of the International Workshop.